Kurt von Arriksleva
Kurt as Sommelier Pursuivant, 12/2005
Quarterly Or and sable, in saltire a crossbow quarrel inverted sable and a quill pen Or.
The Honorable Lord Kurt von Arriksleva was active primarily in Heatherwyne. He was a herald, brewer, archer and scribe.
Kurt passed away on December 26, 2006.
Text from his memorial service:
- In memory of James (Jim) Steuard aka The Honorable Lord Kurt von Arriksleva
- March 10, 2007 at the Orange Grove Lodge Hall
- Born: October 14, 1937 in Galesburg, Illinois
- Pased: December 26, 2006 in Riverside, California
- Survived by his wife of over 38 years Suzette (Sue) Steuard aka The Honorable Lady Krystal von Kitzingen
- (Children were/are all cats)
Offices & Positions
- Guildmaster of the Right Noble Brewer's Guild of Caid, 1997-1998
- Guildmaster of the Right Noble Brewer's Guild of Caid, 2001-2002
- Sommelier Pursuivant for Heatherwyne
- In Chase of the Legend...An Exploration of the Robin Hood Legend, Collegium Caidis Fall 2000
- Introduction to Brewing Beer, Collegium Caidis Fall 2000
- A Beginner's Guide to Practical Arrow Fletching, Collegium Caidis Spring 2002
- History of the Crossbow, Collegium Caidis Spring 2002
- Making Beer Using Malt Extract, Collegium Caidis Fall 2002
- Care & Feeding of the Medieval Crossbow, Collegium Caidis Spring 2004
- Basic Toolbox for Calligraphy & Illumination, Collegium Caidis Fall 2004
Projects & Publications
|||Dolphin||Jeanne Marie Lacroix|
|Dolphin||Karol Johanna Gartenheit|
|||Detail of Dolphin||Karol Johanna Gartenheit|
|||Dolphin||Robert John of Cedar Wood|
From Lachlan of Cromarty
- Kurt was a great guy to have around. Sure, he could occasionally be a grumpy old man, but that was his perogative! When I was just a college kid, I remember shooting archery with him. Later, during Jeanne Marie Lacroix's tenure as Crescent, I occasionally worked shoulder to shoulder with him. I specifically remember a time when we were having a scroll-signing meeting after the main CoH meeting, he joined us in the work/festivities. I do miss Kurt.
- Also, in the "odd coincidence" category, Kurt, Jeanne Marie and my father (who is not SCA) all worked for the same modern company for a while.
From Catherine de Winter
"Kurt was a true Renaissance Man, skilled in archery and knowledgeable about munitions, as well as a talented embroiderer, heraldic artist, and silversmith. As Seneschal, he made me very welcome in Heatherwyne. He wrote adventure and science fiction novels -- I was fortunate to read parts of them. His persona was a Hanseatic merchant (and probably a spy for the Crown).